LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings know all about poor starts, their first periods at home being something less than highlight material of late.
But they are nothing if not resilient, and after falling behind 2-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night, they stormed back for a 5-2 victory.
“There are a lot of character guys in this room,” said forward Nate Thompson. “They’ve been through a lot together. They’ve done a lot. It’s a veteran group that we know when we get down, that guys just dig deeper.”
Thompson turned the momentum around by scoring the Kings’ first goal in the second period. It was his fifth goal of the season and first with the Kings since arriving in a Feb. 13 trade with Ottawa.
“I thought the first goal by Thompson was huge for us,” said Kings coach John Stevens….